David Huang

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I harvested some wild apples today.  Here are my pics for it.

12 hours ago
One general technique which applies to all spending, not just spending on food, can be to track it.  With groceries you might decide what sort of categories to break it down into, at least roughly speaking.  For years I would do a break down into eating out, general groceries, and junk food.  This was mostly to see just how much I was spending on junk food and restaurants.  Then using my "real hourly wage" I'd evaluate how much of my life I was working to pay for these things and decide if I was getting fulfillment equal to the cost.  If I wasn't then it was really easy to painlessly stop doing it.  The main point was to become aware.

Some categories you might consider seeing what you are spending in might be meat, heavily processed foods/ready made meals, basic fruits/vegetables/grains, and restaurant meals.  

For myself I have gone to a pretty much whole food plant based diet.  I find I spend less on groceries, though I when buying fruits and vegetables I usually shop for what is on sale/in season.  However, even before buying food I am trying hard to readjust my thinking to first "shop" around my homestead, utilizing whatever is growing in the gardens or can be wild foraged.  That will be the best, most nutritious, and cheapest food.  However, there is still a strong ingrained habit to regularly go shopping for groceries even when I don't really need to.  Then I feel the need to eat that food I bought before it goes bad, thinking the stuff in the gardens/yard can wait because it hasn't been picked yet.  Repeat with another round of ingrained shopping and what seems to happen is that I end up missing the harvest season on things because I'm always trying to eat that purchased food going bad.
1 day ago

Ashley Cottonwood wrote:David there was a staff comment:

"The flush toilet looks like it could be better. Perhaps some vinegar will break up what looks like mineral deposits?"

Please attempt to re-clean the toilet and report results.



I've busted out the bottle of vinegar and went to work on the mineral deposits.  Here is my adjusted toilet cleaning results.  Those were hard water deposits you were seeing.  I soaked some toilet paper with vinegar and packed it onto the deposits to slowly soften up and eat them away, then wiped with a rag.  If needed here is the direct link to the initial submission.

1 day ago

Nicole Alderman wrote:I think we talked with Paul, and this BB is for labor that you do for an employeer.  Do you mind if we move your sumbission to the Goods BB? https://permies.com/wiki/115132/



No problem with it not qualifying.  I just wanted to make sure it was clarified for anyone else in the future.  No need to move my submission over to the Goods BB.  I already have that one.  Making and selling my art is my prime job so it was easily covered already.  
2 days ago
I've known for a couple years that bean leaves are edible but for some reason have never gotten around to actually trying them.  Alas it's too late for my garden now.  I really must next year!  This year I am eating beet greens which some people don't realize are edible.   I also tried sweet potato leaves which can be crazy abundant and very mild in flavor.  I must work on finding more ways to utilize those.  I remember once hearing, I think it was Jack Spirko on the Survival Podcast, that one should grow sweet potatoes for the leaves and consider the tubers a bonus!
2 days ago
Just a pesky post wondering if any decisions have been made as to whether or not my submission is going to be considered valid as internet labor for this BB.  No problem if the discussion is still going on or has been postponed to a later date.  I'm just being that sticky wicket I promised earlier.  :)  
2 days ago
I have a feeling my submission above got missed since all I submitted that day have not been responded to.  If I am missing something for it or it doesn't qualify just let me know.  If I'm just getting too antsy just ignore me too.  I can be patient.  ;)  Here is the direct link.  https://permies.com/wiki/pep-bb-nest-sand-sweepfloor#1170807
2 days ago
I have a feeling my submission above got missed since all I submitted that day have not been responded to.  If I am missing something for it or it doesn't qualify just let me know.  If I'm just getting too antsy just ignore me too.  I can be patient.  ;)
2 days ago
I have a feeling my submission above got missed since all I submitted that day have not been responded to.  If I am missing something for it or it doesn't qualify just let me know.  If I'm just getting too antsy just ignore me too.  I can be patient.  ;)
2 days ago
I have a feeling my submission above got missed since all I submitted that day have not been responded to.  If I am missing something for it or it doesn't qualify just let me know.  If I'm just getting too antsy just ignore me too.  I can be patient.  ;)
2 days ago